LeBron James had a final message for his critics after winning Game 7
LeBron James has waited a lifetime to bring an NBA title back to Cleveland, and on Sunday he accomplished that goal by leading the Cavaliers over the Golden State Warriors, 93-89, in Game 7.
LeBron was brought to tears after the win and kept it together just enough to pay tribute to Cleveland in his postgame interview, yelling, "Cleveland -- this is for you!"
He spent most of his postgame media session heaping praise on his teammates and thanking "my 14 guys" for allowing him to lead them, all the while deflecting most questions that focused on him personally or if he feels any kind of vindication by winning his third NBA title and the first in Cavaliers history.
After answering a question about J.R. Smith, LeBron did give a peak into what he'd say to the critics:
"Throughout my 13 year career, I've done nothing but be true to the game, give everything I've got to the game..." https://t.co/0gGkFGTzZl— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 20, 2016
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was asked about the significance of this title for LeBron personally and explained why he believes LeBron deserved this moment:
From now on if LeBron wants to remind his critics who wrong they've been about him, all he needs to do is tweet this photo.